DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Drowning Pool Appear To Have Entered The Studio For Their New Album

It looks like Drowning Pool have entered the studio to start the recording process for their new album. The band posted the following:

[via The PRP]

Drowning Pool Working On New Album

It looks like Drowning Pool have started the writing process for their follow-up to “Hellelujah.” The band confirmed the news during a recent chat with 97.1 The Eagle.

C.J. Pierce said the following:

“We’re working on new songs right now, which is awesome. We’re working on tunes for the next record. We have a bunch of stuff on the plate. Everybody’s brought amazing stuff, material. The thing with this is just to try and go through and see what we’re gonna do on the next record. So we’ll hash out all the ideas and songs and then start narrowing it down. So it’s nice to have more than enough to go through.”

He also added the following when asked how the new material compares to “Hellelujah”:

“It’s just a continuation of that. I mean, it’s rock and roll. There’s a lot of different ideas, again, on the table, so it’s coming together. Jay [vocalist Jasen Moreno] and Steve [bassist Stevie Benton] bring a lot of lyrics to the table as of late as well. I love the double meanings in everything that we have. We’re getting deeper with the lyrics — deep tracks — so it’s getting there. [We’re] just evolving as a band, and it’s monumental. This next record with Jasen, it’s three records in [with the same singer] — the first time we’ve done that with anybody. So, obviously, we like Jay; he’s gonna stay around.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Drowning Pool Premiere “Hell To Pay” 360° Lyric Video, Announce Tour With Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric, & Red Tide Rising

Drowning Pool have premiered a 360° lyric video video for their song “By The Blood.” This song is from the band’s latest album, Hellelujah, which is available now.

In other news, the band have also announced a tour with Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric, and Red Tide Rising. John Hetlinger, the 82-year-old fan who’s sang “Bodies” on America’s Got Talent, will take part in some of the shows as well.

Tour Dates:

11/29 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11/30 Denver, CO – The Roxy
12/01 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
12/02 Springfield, MO – The Regency
12/03 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rockade
12/04 Lisle, IL – BaseCamp
12/06 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
12/07 Fort Wayne, IN – The Rusty Spur
12/08 Mansfield, OH – Whiskey Warehouse
12/09 Stafford Springs, CT – The Palace Theater
12/10 Lawrence, MA – The Claddagh Pub
12/11 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/12 Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House (no Gemini Syndrome)
12/14 Clarence, NY – Nashvilles II
12/15 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
12/16 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
12/17 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
12/18 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
12/20 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s (no Gemini Syndrome)
12/21 Evansville, IN – KC’s Time Out (no Gemini Syndrome)
12/22 TBA – TBA
12/23 Dallas, TX – Trees (Toys for Tots show) (no Gemini Syndrome)

82-Year-Old “America’s Got Talent” Contestant John Hetlinger Joins Drowning Pool Onstage At Chicago Open Air

An 82-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant named John Hetlinger made headlines when he covered Drowning Pool‘s “Bodies” on the show. The clip went viral and ended up reaching the band, who let him perform the song live with them today (July 15) at Chicago Open Air. Hetlinger is expected to join the group onstage again tomorrow (July 16), during their set at Ink In The Clink in Mansfield, OH.

82-Year-Old “America’s Got Talent” Contestant John Hetlinger To Join Drowning Pool Onstage At Chicago Open Air

An 82-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant named John Hetlinger made headlines when he covered Drowning Pool‘s “Bodies” on the show, and now he gets to perform the song with the band at Chicago Open Air. The festival will take place on July 15-17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, and Drowning Pool’s set will take place on July 15. TMZ shared the following video:

Drowning Pool’s CJ Pierce Says The Band Want To Get 82-Year-Old “America’s Got Talent” Contestant John Hetlinger Onstage With Them

An 82-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant named John Hetlinger made headlines when he covered Drowning Pool‘s “Bodies” on the show. CJ Pierce has since talked to Artisan News Service, and said that the band are trying to get in touch with him, so he can sing the track onstage with them.

Pierce said the following:

“We’re going to get in touch with John, we’re going to have him up onstage with us at some point before the end of this year. I know it’s going to be happen, we gotta have him out there doing it live with us, that’ll be awesome.”

“We gotta get him on like a big festival in front of a lot of people. We definitely need to find, pick the right place and time for it. I’m looking forward to meet him and again we do appreciate, we’re flattered that he sang the song, I think he did a killer job. I was entertained, I’m still cracking up over it.”

He also talked to Loudwire, and said Chicago Open Air might be a good place for Hetlinger to perform:

“That would be great if he could do that [perform with the band]. I still have a flood of emails and texts that I have not even gone through yet, but I’m hoping. The feelers are out there and I think it would be fun. Obviously he had a great time with the song and we have a great time with the song every night so it would be awesome to have him onstage with us. I just mentioned Open Air because it’s the next big festival coming up that we’re playing and if we’re going to do it, I’d rather do it right and have him on a big show like that. So I’m hoping he does. We’d love to get in touch with him or hope he gets in touch with us and I’m looking forward to meeting him anyway. He just seems like a great guy anyway, working on the Hubble telescope and everything, that’s freaking cool. And he was a Navy pilot. Good for him.”